Virtua Health Earns Fourth Appearance on Forbes Best-in-State Employers List

Culture of caring shines at South Jersey’s largest health system

August 25, 2022 - Virtua Health is among the companies and organizations recognized on Forbes list of Best-in-State Employers for 2022. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., a statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on August 24, 2022, and can be viewed on the Forbes website.

America's Best-in-State Employers 2022 were identified in an independent survey based on a sample of approximately 70,000 Americans working for companies with more than 500 employees in the United States. The evaluation was based on direct and indirect recommendations from employees who were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family.

This recognition marks Virtua Health’s fourth consecutive appearance on the list (now in its fourth year). Virtua has also been named a “Best Place to Work” by the Philadelphia Business Journal on 16 occasions, and Becker’s Hospital Review lists Virtua among its top places to work in health care.

Virtua is notable for its “Culture of WE,” instituted by President and CEO Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE. The Culture of WE is centered on understanding, respect, and the empowerment of every Virtua colleague, and it guides the 14,000-person, not-for-profit health system’s people-first philosophy.

This commitment starts with the Virtua board of trustees. Pullin enlisted a nationally respected IDE (inclusion, diversity, and equity) leader to facilitate board discussions on how its actions can mirror its intentions and values. Similarly, Virtua’s senior management team all participate in training on unconscious bias, cultural understanding, and more.

Virtua is also distinct for its employee affinity groups, called Colleague Communities. These safe spaces to share, listen, and learn include: the Black and African American Colleague Community, Women at Virtua, O.U.T. at Virtua (for LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies), and VirtuAsia.

“Virtua Health tends to attract colleagues who are passionate, purposeful people who appreciate what a gift it is to enhance the health and wellness of our community,” said Rhonda Jordan, SHRM-SCP, executive vice president and chief human resources officer. “It is common to meet Virtua colleagues who have been with the organization for 20 or 30 years – often longer. We take pride in our outstanding workforce, and we are dedicated to being an employer of choice well into the future.”